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Greenville Local
September 2005

Newspapers courtesy of Sylvia Hasenkopf. Retyped by Colleen Maresca.

September 7, 2006


VATATIE---John V. Gulisane, 82, died Monday, August 28, 2006 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

Born May 20, 1924 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late John and Marie Rachelle (Mercaldo) Gulisane. He served in the Army Airforce during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theatre, receiving among other honors, the Distinguished Flying Cross. Using mechanical skills learned as Crew Chief aboard airplanes, John made a career repairing automobiles as owner and operator of several service stations in the Catskill area.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Lomuscio) Gulisane of Greenville; his daughter, Loretta Gulisane of Catskill; his daughter, Marie Marquit of Greenville; his son, John V. Gulisane, Jr., of Valatie; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Jared, Joseph, Jacob and Angela Gulisane and Matthew Marquit, Joshua Marquit and Corrina Marquit-Phillips; and one great-grandchild, Gavin Marquit.

John was a great storyteller and a man of considerable mechanical aptitude and diverse talents. He enjoyed entertaining others and using expressions that were designed to evoke laughter and amusement. His interests included boating, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was truly a “character” and will be dearly missed by those who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Barnwell Activities Department Resident Council, Barnwell Nursing Home, Valatie, NY 12184.

Calling hours were Thursday, August 31st from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.

A memorial service was held Friday, September 1st at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Branch of The Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints, County Route 41, Greenville, NY.

Burial will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY.

September 7, 2006


SAUGERTIES---Herbert G. Lien, 86 years, of Saugerties, NY, formerly of Norton Hill and Greenville, NY passed away at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY on Aug. 28, 2006. He was born in Staten Island, NY on Aug. 2, 1920, son of the late Mathias and Ella (Gabrielsen) Lien. Herb served in the US Army during WWII receiving the American Theater of Operations Service Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He was a retired carpenter and millwright. He was a member of the James Austin Lodge #557 F. & A.M. and a former member of the Greenville Vol. Fire Co. He enjoyed his gardening and was known for his love of animals and his pets. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and a friend to all who knew him. Herb was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Scott) Lien, a brother, Clifford (Warren) Lien and a sister, Irene Long.

Surviving are his three daughter, Diane Zarcone and her husband, Raymond, Beverly Zarcone and her husband, Leslie and Barbara Hulbert and her husband, Gary; his two sons, Mark Lien and Kevin Lien; three sisters, Ruth Jones, Myrtle Hurst and Vivian Ahern; ten grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sat., 1 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, NY  12083. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Fri. from 6 to 9 p.m. The James Austin Lodge F. & A.M. conducted the services at the funeral home on Fri. evening, 7:30 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Herb’s memory to the Loving Care Pet Sanctuary, PO Box 52, Oak Hill, NY  12460.

September 14, 2006


SELKIRK---Clara N. Hatcher, 94, entered eternal life Monday, September 4, 2006. Clara was born in Berne and had lived in Selkirk for 68 years. She had worked for the former Frangella Mushroom Plant in Ravena and Schraft’s Motor Lodge.

Clara was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hatcher. Survivors include her daughters, Elsie (Fred) Ward of Westerlo and Judy (Norris) Benway of Hannacroix; grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Benway and Tammy (Mark) Frodyma; great-granddaughter, Morghan Frodyma; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Friday, September 8th at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Berne, NY with Rev. Steven Peiffer officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Clara may be made to Senior Projects of Ravena, PO Box 142, Ravena, NY  12143.

Services were conducted under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

September 14, 2006


Peter K. Jarozewski, 54 years, of Greenville, New York, passed away suddenly at his home on September 7, 2006. He was born in Sweden on November 17, 1951, son of Ted and Karen (Roos) Jarozewski. He enjoyed skiing, both downhill and cross country. He will be remembered as a loving son and brother. Eternal rest granted unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace.

Surviving are his parents and a brother, Thomas J. Jarozewski, all of Greenville, New York.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, September 13, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery. As to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, New York.

September 21, 2006


COXSACKIE---Lulu Rosalie Seaburg, 66, of Coxsackie, peacefully went home to our Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at Albany Medical Center Hospital with her loving family surrounding her after a long courageous fight with cancer.

Lulu was born in Coxsackie, Greene County, to the late Evelyn Hosford of Athens, and Carl “Dusty” Cary, Sr., of Coxsackie. She graduated from Coxsackie-Athens High School in 1957.

Lulu fulfilled her passion of motherhood. As a stay at home mom, she provided a loving and nurturing environment for her seven children. She also left a lasting legacy in the greater Coxsackie community by providing compassionate, caring and secure day care to a significant number of local children and families. She was known for her warm and caring heart and love for children.

Lulu is survived by her husband of 34 years, Stewart Seaburg, Jr., and seven children including sons, Alexander (Renee) “Sandy” Mathes, Jr., Jeffrey (Amy) Mathes, Sheryl Mathes, Tammy (Mike) Sutherland, Elizabeth Bakerian, Diana (Matt) Heckman; stepsons, Stewart W. (Holly) Seaburg, John Seaburg and the late Kevin (Ann Marie) Seaburg. She was Grammie/Grandma to Kent, Amanda, Adam and Philip Sopris, John and Evan Bakerian, Thomas, Molly and Grace Mathes, Jarett and Kyle Sutherland, Kelly (Vandyke), Katie and Nathan Seaburg, Marci and Genevieve Seaburg, Jessica and Sarah Seaburg; and great-grandma to Aaron Vandyke. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Carl (Judy) “Skip” Cary, Jr.; sisters, Joan (Fred) Donovan and Pricilla Eldred; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Francis Nugent and the oncology nursing staff at Albany Medical Center for their extraordinary care. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Pastor Paul Peters for his warmth and love extended to Lulu and her family.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, on Friday, September 15th from  1-4 and 6-9 p.m. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, September 16th at 11 a.m. at the First Reformed Church at 285 Mansion Street, West Coxsackie. Burial followed in the Athens Cemetery.

The family would like to suggest donations to be considered to the American Cancer Society or the Heermance Library Kids Summer Reading Program in lieu of flowers. Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home.

September 21, 2006


Phyllis Bruchhauser, age 81, of Rensselaerville, New York, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 30, 2006 from congestive heart failure.

Born in Richmond Hill, New Yokr, in 1924, one on nine children, she is survived by three siblings, Mae Porcelli, 92, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Edward Bruchhauser, 89, of Huntington Beach, California, and Juliette Sternbach, 80, of Woodhaven, New York.

Phyllis was a loving and devoted aunt to 12 nieces and nephews. She served as a W.A.V.E. in the U.S. Navy during WWII and received the American Theatre Victory Medal. Phyllis worked many years for a number of noted dignitaries at the United Nations in New York City until her retirement. She will be dearly missed by all those who loved her and especially by those who took care of her in her declining years.

Graveside services with Military Honor Guard (all are welcome) will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, in Rensselaerville Rural Cemetery, Rensselaerville, New York. If you need further information or wish to send flowers, contact Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, New York, 518-966-8313.

September 21, 2006


SELKIRK---Charles R. Ruso, 62, of Selkirk, entered eternal life on Monday, September 18, 2006 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Charles was a life long resident of Coeymans. He was a 1964 graduate of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School. He was a Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

Charles was a life member of the Coeymans Fire Co. for 45 years, life member of the Ravena Coeymans Sportsman’s Club, a member of the Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. In 2000, he retired after 30 years of service with the City of Albany.

Charles was the son of the late Ronald and Neta Ruso. Survivors include his wife, Ella Swartout Ruso of Selkirk; children Allie and Chuck Wagoner of Selkirk and Tara and Brian Burns of Ravena; grandchildren, Tyler Gallagher, Breah, Haley and Brian Burns, Jr., and Noah and Caitlynne Wagoner; siblings Bonnie J. Ruso, Lynne and John Sowek; and several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his brothers, Floyd A. Ruso and Buford S. Layman.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 22nd at the Grace United Methodist Church, Ravena, with Rev. Alan Baumback officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to the Coeymans Fire Co. or the Grace United Methodist Church.

September 28, 2006


Matthew J. Miller, age 40 years, of Kings Road, Coxsackie, New York, died suddenly September 25, 2006, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born in Troy, New York, September 11, 1966, and was the son of Robert B. and Ruth A. (Wrzochalski) Miller.

Matthew was an avid craftsman, he loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was self-employed as a contractor. Matthew was a wonderful father and husband and was deeply devoted to his family.

He is survived by his wife, Stacey M. (Jones) Miller; two children, Zachery M. Miller and Amanda Lyn Miller, all of Coxsackie; three brothers, Martin, of Troy, Mark, of Albany and Michael, of Ravena; two sisters, Michele Feiden of Clifton Park, and Mary Wickkiser of Ravena; his grandmother, Helen Wrzochalski of Watervliet; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charlotte and James Jones of Glenmont. Also surviving are the following brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Walter and Fran Jones of Colonie, Donna and Bert Carkmer of Glenmont, Lisa Marsh of Selkirk, Barbara Murray of Selkirk, Sherry Cavallaro of Latham and Brenda and Gregg Warchol of Guilderland. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The W.C. Brady’s Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in his memory may be made to The Matt Miller Memorial Fund at any Key Bank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie, with Rev. Fr. J. Moyna, Pastor, the Celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of The Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont, New York.

September 28, 2006


COXSACKIE---Suzanne M. Moore, age 53 years, of 41 Freleigh Place, Village of Coxsackie, died September 20, 2006, at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in East Meadow, L.I., March 4, 1953, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Ilene (Maurer) Peectsh.

Private cremation services took place on Friday, at The Albany Rural Crematorium, Menands.

Suzanne has been an area resident for most of her life. She was employed at Betty Jean’s Dress Factory, also The Laidlaw School Bus Transportation as a school bus aide, she loved to embroider and to do needlepoint. She was an avid shopper, and she was dedicated to her family.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Rich, in 2003.

She is survived by a daughter, Lisa R. Moore of Coxsackie; a brother, Ralph Heinz of Selkirk, NY; five sisters, Eilene Holmes of South Carolina, Barbara VanDassel of West Athens, Brenda Heinz of North Carolina, Linda Heinz of Georgia and Wilhelminia Salamak of Hannacroix, three grandchildren Kolby, Makayla and Reba.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY.

Interment of her remains will take place at a later day in the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie, next to her late husband.

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